Volkswagen has announced the launch of the New Beetle, and the Touareg in India. The New Beetle will be priced at Rs 20.45 lakh and the Touareg atÂ Rs 51.85 lakh (ex-showroom ,Delhi.) Speaking at the launch, Mr. Neeraj Garg, Member of Board and Director, Volkswagen Passenger Cars said, â€œWe are excited to bring this iconic Beetle, to India after its success across the world.â€Â He further added, â€œThe launch of the Touareg is our marketing debut in the SUV segment. India has a great demand for SUVs. The Touareg has been successful across countries and the entry will further enhance our presence in the market.â€
The New Beetle is equipped with a 2.0 litre 4-cylinder petrol engine with an output of 115bhp at 5400rpm. It is paired with a 6-speed automatic transmission. The New Beetle which comes equipped with 15â€œ alloy wheels, four airbags, ABS and ESP.
The Touareg develops 240bhp from 4000-4400rpm with the help of turbocharging from a 3-litre V6 TDI engine mated to a 6-speed DSG gearbox. The company claims a 0-100kph time of 7.8 seconds. The Touareg offers genuine leather seat upholstery and a 230V power socket in rear luggage compartment among the other things in the mile-long list of features. The vehicle also offers 45 degree hill climbing ability, 35 degree side slope angle and a wading depth of 500mm.